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Curaçao Red Cross raise more than US$ half a million for Tsunami victims

News and Press Release
Originally published
by Ingrid Jansen, Programme Manager District Leeward NA
The Curaçao Red Cross placed a large "Thank You " advertisement in local newspapers in July as their way of thanking the population for the enormous support they received from the public to collect funds for the victims of the Asia tsunami. In all, a total of USDollar $547,520 or Antilles Dutch Guilder $985,536.15 was collected.

It was possible to achieve this with the help of 'Radio Solidario' - an initiative of several local radio stations broadcasting on 7th January from 14.00 hrs to 19.00 hrs (2 - 5 p.m.) out of the Kura Holanda Conference Centre.

The public has been informed that the money was sent to the IFRC account in Geneva and that for those interested, current and future Red Cross projects in the Tsunami affected countries can be monitored on the IFRC website.

Curaçao Red Cross, working on a small island with a population of 140,000 people, is committed to continuing their strong support to others in times of needs.